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Authored by: Kimball Nill

Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498758208
eBook ISBN: 9781315367811
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315367811-13

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Abstract

Acronym for light active antimicrobials, a coating consisting of nanometer-scale particles that render the air above them (e.g., when applied as a coating to a hospital room surface) to be antimicrobial (i.e., toxic to microbes). Invented in 2006 by Stephen Michielsen, Igor Stojiljkovic, and Gordon Churchward. See also Nanometers (nm), Nanotechnology, Microbe, Antibiotic, Antibiosis, Nanostructured material.

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